Influenza

Stall to be prosecuted for breaking poultry ban

Saturday, 4 April, 2009, 12:00am

Five-year-old boy dies from flu despite having been vaccinated

A five-year-old boy died yesterday after catching flu, the first casualty of this year's influenza season.

The boy was a pupil of the Spastics Association of Hong Kong Shek Kip Mei Pre-school Centre.

Despite having received a flu vaccination shot last July, he developed a fever and cough last Thursday.

5 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Good Strike delivers after huge betting plunge

'Fat' four-year-old Good Strike finally made it to the races and the Almond Lee Yee-tat-trained gelding made it a debut to remember, landing a huge plunge in the betting to win the second event.

2 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Flu cases not serious, says minister

Recent outbreaks of influenza at several schools have not been serious and there was no need to close schools throughout Hong Kong, the health minister said yesterday.

19 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Cull after Xinjiang bird flu outbreak

More than 13,000 birds have been slaughtered in Xinjiang to prevent the spread of the lethal bird flu virus, the state media said yesterday.

Xinhua said the Ministry of Agriculture had confirmed that 519 fowl had been killed by H5N1, the bird flu strain that can also infect and kill humans, at a grain station in Zhawa village, Moyu county.

11 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Bird flu expert urges ban on live poultry imports from Guangdong

A bird flu expert has urged Hong Kong to consider banning live poultry imports from Guangdong to press Beijing and the provincial government to take seriously the recent sudden appearance of dead birds in Hong Kong.

Lo Wing-lok, of the H5N1 Concern Group and an infectious diseases expert, said the Hong Kong government was being too passive.

9 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Guangdong urged to check for bird flu on Pearl River

Carcasses with H5 found on Lantau may be from mainland

Guangdong will be asked to check if there has been a recent undetected bird flu outbreak along the Pearl River after strong indications that the carcasses of three birds with H5 bird flu found on Lantau Island may have drifted ashore from the mainland.

2 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Steep rise in flu jabs, but more cases expected in two weeks

More people have been vaccinated against flu in the past three months than in the previous year, the Centre for Health Protection said yesterday.

But it warned there had been a sharp increase in the number of flu samples it handled and predicted a rise in patients in about two weeks.

31 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Stomach flu alert as cold spell looms

Young children and elderly people suffering chronic diseases will be susceptible to acute diarrhoea when another cold spell strikes at the weekend, a doctor has warned. Acute diarrhoea is a symptom of gastroenteritis, or stomach flu, a condition that can be caused by the norovirus and rotavirus.

22 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Woman, 27, dies of bird flu on mainland, a day after toddler tests positive for virus

A 27-year-old woman has died of the H5N1 virus in Shandong, provincial capital of Jinan, the third case on the mainland this month.

The woman, surnamed Zhang, developed symptoms on January 5 and was admitted to a local hospital. She died in hospital on Saturday afternoon, Xinhua said last night.

6 May 2015 - 4:35pm

In Brief

Top tailor loses court claim for HK$6.9m in fire damages

17 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

More HK cases of flu resistant to Tamiflu

Cases of Tamiflu-resistant influenza are increasing in Hong Kong as they have been in the United States, early on in the peak flu season, the city's top disease expert says.

There were 28.1 cases of flu-like illnesses for every 1,000 consultations for the week ending January 3, slightly up from the previous week, the Centre for Health Protection said.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Crow tests positive for deadly H5N1 virus

A dead house crow found in Sham Shui Po has tested positive for the H5N1 bird flu virus. The first infected wild bird to have been found in seven months, it was collected last Wednesday from a rubbish bin, the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said yesterday. Six wild birds with H5N1 were found from January to March.

21 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should there be more Form Six places for students?

The number of students seeking Form Six places has far exceeded the number of places available.

That is why we have seen long queues outside those schools that still have Form Six places.

11 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Talkback

Should there be more Form Six places for students?

Many students and their parents are angry that there is only a limited number of Form Six places. They believe it is essential that more places are provided so as to give Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination graduates greater educational opportunities.

9 Aug 2008 - 12:00am